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Williamsburg Gallery Scene Exploding
More Galleries Than Ever Before Open Until 11 PM
Saturday, March 11?Armory Show Weekend
February 18, 2006, (Williamsburg, New York)? Williamsburg?s exploding gallery scene comes alive after dark Saturday March 11th with dozens of galleries staying open until 11 PM for ?After Hours?. This celebration for the Armory Show weekend is an excellent opportunity to see what?s happening in the hottest, cutting-edge art scene in the world. Featuring an incredible array of energetic, risk taking galleries and alternative art spaces including everyone from newcomers like Outrageous Look, KPB, Riviera and Klaus Von Nichtssagend to original scene starters Pierogi, Sideshow and Roebling Hall, and dynamic experimental spaces such as Southfirst: Art, Jack the Pelican Presents, Parker?s Box, 31Grand, Dam Stuhltrager, and vital non-profits Momenta Art and NURTUREart...and many, many more. For complete list see www.williamsburgcelebrates.com.
According to Art Forum, Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood boasts more than ten thousand artists in residence, and new galleries keep opening, adding to the roster of the fifty or so that are already there. Daniel Aycock, publisher of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint Monthly Art Guide (wagmag), confirms that the number of galleries in the neighborhood has doubled in recent years. Gallerist Don Carroll of Jack the Pelican says ?Williamsburg will, for the foreseeable future, be New York?s creative mecca?.
Explore the unique concentration of creativity and dynamic enterprise that drives this exploding art community. Excitement in the neighborhood for ?After Hours? is palpable, Leah Stuhltrager of Dam, Stuhltrager says, ?We are having an absolutely incredible season, my life is like a fairy tale?. See for yourself why Gregory Volk of Art in America says, ?Brooklyn has generated some of the liveliest art of the past 15 years?.
Williamsburg will be filled with a wide range of compelling exhibits such as ?Superlorez,? the inaugural edition of Bit Editions at VertexList, with participating artists: Joe Amrhein, Brian Conley, Matt Freedman, Kristen Lucas, Jillian McDonald, and others. Parker?s Box will have "Videodyssey," exploring a wide but specific array of journeys from physical to metaphysical and beyond with an international roster of video artists: Jordi Colomer, Simon Faithfull, Jason Glasser, Agnieszka Kalinowska, and Patrick Martinez.
Front Room shows ?Where Lines Are Drawn,? Sean Hemmerle, Walls and other Divides: Photographs from Berlin, Belfast, Cyprus, Israel/Palestine, and the Mexican/U.S. border. Jack the Pelican Presents ?Guerra de La Paz,? the collaborative team of Cuban artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Featuring a larger-than-life Pieta recasting Michelangelo's masterpiece; Tribute, a 2-ton rainbow pyramid of used clothing; and GI Joes in queer poses.
Outrageous Look exhibits the spellbinding, optically challenging paintings of Michel Carluccio, and a window installation by Nancy Radloff. And at Stay Gold, "Wave of Mutilation," features Tara Lisa Foley, Kyle Ranson, Brion Nuda Rosch, and others. Dam, Stuhltrager presents three exhibits connected through a love of letters: sculpture by Lynda Abraham; ?Alphabet Sampler,? curated by Sara Hines with work by Vandana Jain, Shabd Simon-Alexander and Sarah Browne; and Drawings by Ivan Gaete.
LMAK Projects features ?Regeneration Room,? a curated project by Franklin Evans with works by: Melanie Baker, Gina Magid, Elana Herzog, Jason Duval, Joyce Kim and others. And at NURTUREart Non-Profit's gallery "Well Read", curated by Christopher Howard examines literacy in the twenty-first century?a larger concept of ?reading??with nine artists including Stephanie Brooks, Beth Campbell, Cui Fei, Nicholas Knight, Heidi Neilson and others.
Pierogi will have ?Inside-Out Nascar,? Dan Devine; and ?Rematerializing Art: A Show of Paintings,? Ward Shelley. 31 Grand features ?Salt, Soil, Ash,? a series of paintings created solely on and from rudimentary materials, with images and inspiration taken from Eastern Europe by artist Jeph Gurecka. Brooklyn Fireproof shows ?The Idea of Death is Tormenting Me,? works by Lara Allen, Stacy Fisher, Ann Toebbe, with a King/Diaz de León performance at 8 PM. And Eyewash Gallery in conjunction with Gallery Boreas presents ?Urban Designs? an exhibition of one large sculpture and seven drawings by New York based artist Linda Ganjian. This will be Ganjian?s first one-person exhibition.
...and these are just a sampling of the many exciting exhibits that will be on view in Williamsburg, staying open ?After Hours? on March 11th in celebration of the Armory Show weekend.
For map and details please visit: www.williamsburgcelebrates.com.
Added by damstuhltrager on February 25, 2006